The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
if there is one thing i am sure of, it is that Chris had a good reason for removing it ... its absence means nothing to me because i almost never used it ... the Lounge has always met my needs for recreation, entertainment, social contact, spouting off, friendly jabbering, and semantic dueling, etc.
and, yes, i've been beating my dead horse about code in the Lounge for a long time: i'll spare you telling you why, again (hint: curation => lasting accessibility, and value).
as mentioned on the other SB thread today, i agree we are now seeing spillage of former SB material here, and that is annoying ... if i choose to read that.
there will always be individuals on (permissive) public forums that will troll, or act-out personal psychodramas that are disruptive, grandiose, narcissistic, etc. my experience is they tend to flame-out, or push the limits so far they get kicked-out.
now: let's take a deep breath, and then remind ourselves we are (diverse) members of a remarkable community !
EOS (end of sermon)
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
Yes... it represents something valuable... his opinion.
And imagine... it is so much valuable as yours or mine
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
And in a few years, 5 or 10, those of us old-timers that are still alive will be waxing on the good 'ol days when there was a Soapbox. And the youngin's will all be wondering what we're gabbing on about!